Admitted Freshman Spring Checklist

Please complete the items listed below by their respective dates to ensure a smooth transition to life as a ’Cane.

Master Checklist

Tasks and Due Dates


1. Check your UM email daily.  Immediately 
2. Confirm your contact information in CaneLink. Immediately 

3. Make Housing Arrangement

a. Apply for On-Campus Housing
b. If choosing Off-Campus Housing or if you are on a housing waitlist:

4. Register for ‘Cane Kickoff in CaneLink. Immediately 
5. Set up delegate/proxy access in CaneLink. Immediately 
6. * If you plan on studying in the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status, scan a copy of your bank/government sponsorship letter and the biographical page of your passport to Immediately 
7. Complete financial assistance To-Do list items in CaneLink. Immediately 
8. Submit your final high school transcript, AP and IB scores, and dual enrollment
course credits to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.


9. Follow school-specific instructions to complete your course registration process.

November 5

10. If you plan on studying in the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status, pay the I-901 SEVIS fee and apply for a student visa immediately upon receipt of I-20 or DS-2019. Note for students transferring to UM from another US institution whose SEVIS record is released to UM, or students who change educational level at UM: You are not required to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee. F-1 students can use their current F-1 visa if unexpired to enter the US with their new I-20.

J-1 transfer students need to obtain a new J-1 visa.

 November 19

11. Accept or waive University-sponsored health insurance.  

November 26

12. Commuter students, consider your transportation options.            November 26


13. If applicable, submit a request for disability accommodations. December 1
14. If your tuition is paid by a third-party sponsor, submit your Financial Guarantee Letter to the             December 5
15. If utilizing V.A. educational benefits, contact the VA Certifying Official.      December 10
16. **If entering the U.S. in F-1 or J-1 status, familiarize yourself with U.S. entry procedures.   December 15


17. Starting January 1, complete the UMX online course.        January 1 - May 8
18. Pay your tuition invoice. January 4
19. *Attend International Student Orientation. January 10 
20. Participate in all 3 days of 'Cane Kickoff.                    January 10 - 12
21. All incoming students are required to complete EverFi’s AlcoholEDU and Sexual Assault Prevention Course. Your student will receive information about this via email by December 14, 2018. Part 1 will be due on January 14, 2019. January 14
22. Complete health center immunizations. January 18

*International students only.

Please note that all tasks are to be completed by the first day of classes. If you are having challenges completing any of these tasks, please contact the ’Cane Success Center at 305-284-4500.